has spent his 13-year industrial design career developing successful products
for multinational brands and start-ups. Because of that experience, he was
driven to take on the challenge of starting a product company. In January 2008,
he co-founded Mars Made, a modern game room furniture manufacturer based in
Boston, MA. In addition, Justin has been an adjunct faculty member at RISD
since August 2008 where he leverages his experiences to teach the Manufacturing
Techniques course in the Industrial Design Department.
Prior to forming
Mars Made, Justin worked as the General Manager for Item New Product
Development, a product development and manufacturing firm in Providence,
RI. Throughout his tenure at Item he progressed through the positions of
staff Industrial Designer, Project Manager and, Director of Operations.
Justin holds a
BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.